[reportlab-users] barLabels in a stacked HorizontalBarChart()

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Sep 9 10:22:44 EDT 2013

On 09/09/2013 14:04, Helga Peters wrote:

> Dear Robin,


> Maybe my question was not so clear. I meant that when one of the two values

> of the series is '0', the values (barLabels) overwrite eachother, thus the

> '0' and the '1', see screenshot.


my bad, I misunderstood. I think it's quite a hard problem to get the bar labels
to behave well when the bars get small. There's not enough room.

> Even better would be if instead of 2 barlabel, I could show 1 barlabel

> which represents the total of both values, something like the '6' in

> screenshot.

I think this means bespoke labels. I know we can do this sort of thing, but it's
probably not in the base code. I'll take a look when I get some free time. I
think the procatical problem is that we assumed the labels only need access to
their own bar value so getting the sum needs some real trickery.

> Hope that this is clearer.

> Thanks in advance,

> Helga


Robin Becker

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